020313 Insulin resistance and its relationship to raising the triglycerides levels in your body

Insulin resistance and its relationship to raising the triglycerides [1] levels in your body

Insulin resistance leads to an overload on the pancreas by causing it to steadily make more insulin in an effort to meet the body’s demand for lower blood sugar levels. If the individual is not losing weight, is not exercising and the blood sugar continues to rise up to one hundred and twenty-five then diabetes is the outcome.

Insulin does more than simply move glucose into the cells. It also has a role in storing free fatty acids in the fat cells. If the insulin is able to do its job, the fat will stay in the fat cells until needed as fuel for the muscles during exertion. However, if you have insulin resistance, the fat in these cells does not stay contained. Instead, these free fatty acids come out into the blood stream and into the liver where they are turned into triglycerides.

Triglycerides are found in our blood stream and are the predominant fats found in the food we eat. Even though they are fats, a person eating a high level of carbohydrates, such as sugars and high fructose corn syrup, will find an elevated level of triglycerides in their blood stream.

The solution in this instance is to cut back on sugars, high fructose corn syrup and get more exercise. By taking these two steps, a person’s waistline will begin to shrink, which according to research is the most important cause of the metabolic syndrome. Big waists bring with them high triglycerides.

The triglycerides are a tool used by the medical profession to measure the metabolic health of the body. High triglycerides are a sign the metabolism is disturbed and not in homeostasis [2]. This big waistline, which maintains an unhealthy inflammatory status, is referred to as a hypertriglyceridemic waist.

The high triglycerides numbers from the blood tests are telling you to choose your foods more carefully, lose weight and exercise more.